Featured-Header | February 1, 2018

Examining the Role of Youth in the Maï-Maï Yakutumba Insurgency

Youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—as everywhere else—are the main participants in violent conflict. They constitute the vast majority of the national army and the plethora of armed militias in Eastern DRC. One of the most recent self-styled ‘resistance’ movements attracting hundreds of young fighters to join its ranks is Maï-Maï Yakutumba. […]

Kivu Countryside
Kivu Countryside Photo Credit LM TP
Peacebuilding in Congo | June 17, 2013

Recurrent Crisis in the Eastern DRC: Petty Imperialism and Reconceptualizing the Peace Process

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest regions in the country, with diverse mineral deposits and vast arable lands. Even more than the rest of the country, however, this region has been ravaged by widespread war, sexual brutality against girls and women, theft of natural resources, and ongoing […]

Photo credit to Flickr user Oxfam. Photo taken November 2012 by Kate Holt. This picture is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/8264390468/in/photolist-dAiamQ-dNGCy4-j4vkaj-oyfoXo-nZCYJY-gK4vrW-gK4Ae2-j4vVAd-cMeV2G-e3nDnN-dMAuuS-dNGEmD-hy81Cx-eM7rrn-jQZ9c8-5CvNsQ-5Crvha-5CvNuU-5Crvw4-5CvNC9-5CvNcL-ar81yR-gK5thx-yZ4CS-7obAuF-7RDMMJ-U7F3V-dhZ215-j4u18S-j4rREp-j4tgW6-U7sJv-j4tZoq-j4vU57-j4u12Q-j4tdeg-j4vTaG-7ofumh-bA7XVW-zBo5U-dnKWH5-7ofuL1-9U4TBs-bA7XJm-ocz9KR-nTiEiK-o8KPxN-broSZY-eeKHjR-mhvB1c
Peacebuilding in Congo | April 29, 2013

Congolese Crisis and Demographic Problems in the African Great Lakes

The frequent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is part of a series of interlinked, complex conflicts1 encompassing the African Great Lakes region. The DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda all appear to be connected by geographical and historical factors and the legacies of decades of conflict interspersed by episodes of peace. Conflict in […]

Photo credit to Flickr user CIFOR. Photo taken July 29, 2012 by Olliver Girard. This picture is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cifor/8002519240/